North American gypsum demand will rise 2.7 percent annually through 2013 based mainly on a recovery in US new housing. Synthetic gypsum will continue to increase its share of crude gypsum production. Regular gypsum board, water-resistant board, veneer board and mobile home board will benefit the most from the housing turnaround.
This study analyzes the 41.7 million metric ton gypsum industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1998, 2003 and 2008, and forecasts for 2013 and 2018 by country (United States, Canada, Mexico), product (e.g., gypsum board, building plasters, industrial plasters, cement additives, agricultural gypsum, fillers) and market (construction, industrial, agricultural).
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 25 industry players, including USG, National Gypsum and Georgia-Pacific.